Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading site, which leads to a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you will get a truly easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the data caching system. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given site. You can also see an elaborate system log file or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimum performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have plenty of gratified users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered by default with all semi-dedicated plans that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will allow you to activate more instances too, if you’d like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-heavy website or use a number of websites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to clear the cached files, to see a log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no extra fee and you will exert complete control over it via a really simple-to-use graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to browse an elaborate system log, to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large-sized websites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably better website loading times and the decreased load on the machine. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the site content that people browse. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your dedicated server comes with several IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.